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Poster: JihadOMuffin Date: Feb 25, 2012 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is Interest in the Dead falling away, rising, or the same ?

I don't understand Dudley Dead's point of 7 walkers not be able to sell "(200)" tickets? 2000 maybe a typo. Because the Greek is much bigger than 200 tickets. But anyway most people my age (20's) have barely heard of the Dead, or for that matter good music. But anyone I find who appreciates music has at least heard of them. I personally don't really care for more popularity. I have been going to a least a dozen dead related shows a year since 2006 , and ever since Furthur formed the drug/party crowd is rolling along heavier than ever. People who like the scene better than the music. It is kinda of weird, the Dead influence reaches much farther than just music, "the life style" so to speak... Bummy Drug Dealers who call them self Dead Heads because of their relationship to traveling, homeless, and drugs. Furthur has definitely spiked popularity. And among younger dead heads it is kinda a new dead golden age because of the vast variety of shows you could see: Furthur, 7 Walkers, Micky Hart Band, Bob weir solo, Phil and Friends did a show in February 2012 somewhere, Dark Star Orchestra. Obviously it will never be the same again though.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 26, 2012 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is Interest in the Dead falling away, rising, or the same ?

It wasn't a typo, just unclear writing . Billy's band played The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano . As for the Greek Theater in LA, I was comparing the Grateful Dead's playing the sports arena "The Forum (in Inglewood ), to Furthur playing the much more intimate Greek .
If I had to make a call, I would say the scene shrunk, than sort of stabilized .It does seem, more than ever, that a bigger portion of the crowd are there for the party, than the music . More people are talking, and not paying much attention .
This is not limited to the post-Dead scene , of course, but to a relative old timer, having to move form my seat, to get away form noisy chatters during the most beautiful part of Unbroken Chain is disturbing . Anyway , I digress .

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 27, 2012 8:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is Interest in the Dead falling away, rising, or the same ?

Hey Dudley, what are your thoughts on the Coach House? Was thinking of seeing Boz Scaggs there.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 27, 2012 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is Interest in the Dead falling away, rising, or the same ?

Small place, like the old Golden Bear. And like those sort of clubs, they hit you to buy drinks , and this sort of bull . But there really isn't any bad spots . Sound is ok .

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 27, 2012 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is Interest in the Dead falling away, rising, or the same ?

Thx Dudley